May 29, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
All sorts: The world’s population is increasing at the rate of 6 million people a year. On average there are 106 boys born to every 100 girls, but more boys die in infancy than girls.
120 YEARS AGO
Arctic Soda: George Thaxter, who has the final soda fountain in the state along with Jack Shepherd’s syrups which go with the soda water – are fit for the gods.
70 YEARS AGO
Salvage committee: The Ormsby county committee reports that defense material received at the depot has been sold and now on the way to various manufacturing plants. Items donated: 2 1/2 tons of paper/magazines, 250 pounds of rags, 2,000 pounds of rubber, 50 pounds of copper, 40 pounds of aluminum and 2,000 pounds of scrap metal.
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50 YEARS AGO
Births: Grandparents for the first time are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Odell and Mr. and Mrs. George Westenhoefer who were presented with a grandson – born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Odell and named Norman Alan.
30 YEARS AGO
Gold quotes: Foreign and domestic gold prices quoted in dollars per troy ounce: London – $319.00, New York: $318.75.
10 YEARS AGO
Seized cattle: One hundred fifty seven head of cattle were seized from Raymond Yowell and the Te-Moak Band of Western Shoshone south of Elko. American Indian and states rights activist say they may attempt to disrupt the transfer of livestock confiscated by the Bureau of Land Management.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.